Conditioning the Canine Athlete (1491)
Companion Animal Medicine |  Sports Medicine
Saturday |  8:00 AM -  8:50 AM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||301BC



Jennifer Brown DVM
K-9 Sports Vet

After earning a doctor of veterinary medicine from Washington State University in 1999, Dr. Brown completed an internship at the Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, in 2000 and a surgery residency at Michigan State University in 2003. Dr. Brown was on the faculty at Virginia Tech's Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center from 2003 to 2010. Dr. Brown is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. <br><br>After moving to Tampa, FL in 2010 Dr. Brown started K-9 Sports Vet, a mobile canine veterinary sports medicine and rehabilitation practice. <br>In addition surgery and sports medicine, Dr. Brown is very passionate about disaster and emergency response. She has participated in many areas of disaster response including the National Disaster Medical System's National Veterinary Response Team, American Veterinary Medical Association's VMAT teams. She currently is the team veterinarian and K-9 Search Specialist with FEMA FL TF-2

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 2


Proper conditioning of the canine athlete or working dog is an important component to the dogs ultimate success in the field. Most owners focus on sport-specific skill training and forget general conditioning and strength training. Comprehensive conditioning programs will be discussed to include endurance, sprint, strength and proprioceptive exercises.

Learning Objectives

1. Discuss components of conditioning programs for the canine athlete

2. Discuss why comprehensive conditioning programs are improtant to the success of the sporting or working dog

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